Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2020

23 October - 15 November 2020

The Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2020 is proudly sponsored by Walker & Hall in association with Casita Miro Vineyard,The Skin Institute Waiheke, and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. This is a National Award for two dimensional works in any medium and has a Prize of $5000 as the Premier award. The Selector and Judge this year is Richard Wolfe, New Zealand author, artist, museum curator.

The Winner of the Premier Prize this year was Judy Woods with her work Jettyland - Acrylic and mixed media.


The Zinni Douglas Merit Award went to Greg Downie for Maquetto - Book with prints and video


The Michael Evans Figurative Award: Margaret Emsley for her work Phoenix - Charcoal on Fabriano Artistico.


Congratulations to the award winners and all of the finalists!
Warm thanks to sponsors, Walker & Hall and also The Skin Institute Waiheke.
Wines by Casita Miro and canapes by Gill Stotter were delicious and music by a trio version of Radio Rebelde and all the artists, friends and family who attended, set the scene for a truly wonderful evening!
Joseph Tattersfield Premier Prize winner Judy Woods and Judge Robert WolfeGreg Downie Zinni Douglas Merit Award with Gallery Chair Sarah JudkinsMargaret Emsley Michael Evans Figurative Award Winner and Mark Izzard from Skin Institute Waiheke




The finalists this year are: 

Anjela Thomas, Sian Phillips, Di West, Dennis Blair, Emma Rochester, Tara McGibbon, Mo Stewart, Margaret Feeney, Lynn Mackay, Jacquie Ure, Birgit Cameron, Tracey Coakley, Greg Downie, Katherine Throne, Tui Gillies, Deborah Moss, Maggie McGregor, Antony Densham, Anah Dunsheath, Hazel Foot, Jamie Chapman, Katie Trinkle – Legge, Judy Woods, Lindsay Butler, Gerry Parke, Lisa Chandler, Natalya Doudell, Sarah Guppy, Adele Souster, Zoe Nash, Margaret Emsley, Kathy Barber, Sue Reidy, Bill Riley, Peter Miller, Amanda Kemp Roberts.


A selection of works are shown below, Gallery is open 10 - 4 everyday.

Enquiries to purchase please email:  info@waihekeartgallery.org.nz


Exhibition and Gala Award Ceremony commenced at 6pm. (Award announcements at 7pm) $55 pp. Finalists and partners complimentary.


Gala tickets included Lucky Draw for a beautiful South Sea Pearl Strand with a 9ct White Gold Clasp donated by Walker & Hall and Valued at $2,990.




Entries OPENED: Friday 03 July.

Entries CLOSED: Monday 17 August.

Artists advised of selection results: Monday 14 September.

Selected works to have been received at the gallery: Friday 16 October.

Exhibition and Gala Award Ceremony commences at 6pm. (Award announcements at 7pm) $55 pp. Finalists & partners complimentary: Friday 23 October.

Exhibition closes at 4pm. Unsold works available for collection: Sunday 15 November. 

How to enter: Entries open July 03 2020. From the link on our homepage you will be able to link to the submission page. To complete an entry you need to follow the sequence, submit up to three images of the work (jpegs not larger than 2MB) and a current CV. If this is your first time visiting our website you will need to 'create an account'. You will also be able to pay the entry fee online.Your images go into an image gallery which is accessed by the selector. If you do not have access to a computer please contact us to submit.

Entry Criteria: The exhibition is open to any New Zealand resident upon payment of the entry fee (non-refundable) $45. Entry is limited to one work per artist. Every work must be original, the sole work of the artist, and not completed in a class of instruction. Work must not have been exhibited previously and must be completed within the last year. Work must be for sale and no larger than 1200mm in height or length. WCAG reserves the right to decline or accept a submission. Appropriate packaging, insurance, freighting and postal costs to the gallery and return are the artists responsibility. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. WCAG reserves the right to reproduce exhibited images for publicity purposes.

Presentation of Work: If your work is selected it will need to arrive at the gallery no later than Friday 16 October 2020. This is an award for two-dimensional work in any medium. Work must be presented ready for exhibition hanging and no larger than 1200mm in length or height. poorly presented work may be disqualified. Please attach to the work: The name and address of the artist, the retail price of the work (including GST) the title, size and medium. Work must be adequately packaged for return of work with pre-paid courier tickets or similar arrangements.

Download an Information Sheet HERE




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